IBM Power E1050 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on July 27, 2022

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IBM Form #: REDP-5684-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Giuliano Anselmi, Marc Gregorutti, Stephen Lutz, Michael Malicdem, Guido Somers and Tsvetomir Spasov

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    This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power E1050 server (9043-MRX) that uses the latest IBM Power10™ processor-based technology and supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in this system, such as:

    • The latest IBM Power10 processor design, including the Dual Chip Module (DCM) packaging, which is available in various configurations from twelve cores to 24 cores per socket.
    • Support of up to 16 TB of memory.
    • Native Peripheral Component Interconnect® Express (PCIe) 5th generation (Gen5) connectivity from the processor socket to deliver higher performance and bandwidth for connected adapters.
    • Open Memory Interface (OMI) connected differential DIMM (DDIMM) memory cards delivering increased performance, resiliency, and security over industry standard memory technologies, including transparent memory encryption.
    • Enhanced internal storage performance with the use of native PCIe connected Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe) devices in up to ten internal storage slots to deliver up to 64 TB of high performance, low latency storage in a single four socket system.
    • Consumption based pricing in the Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity commercial model allowing customers to consume resources more flexibly and efficiently, including IBM AIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform workloads.

    This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power products. The intended audience includes:

    • IBM Power customers
    • Sales and marketing professionals
    • Technical support professionals
    • IBM Business Partners
    • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

    This paper expands the set of IBM Power documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power10 processor-based E1050 Midrange server model.

    This paper does not replace the current marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an extra source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IBM Power E1050 overview

    Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview

    Chapter 3. Available features and options

    Chapter 4. Enterprise solutions


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